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Canadian Virtual War Memorial

David Robert Greenslade

In memory of:

Private David Robert Greenslade

April 8, 2007

Kandahar City, Afghanistan

Military Service






The Royal Canadian Regiment


2nd Battalion


Sacrifice Medal (Posthumous)

Additional Information


May 6, 1986
Saint John, New Brunswick

Son of Donald and Lauren Gail (nee Lester) Greenslade. Don and Laurie Greenslade planted a red oak along Harbour Passage, an interconnected system of walking and biking trails, lookouts, and heritage sites extending from the boardwalk at Market Square to the HMCS Brunswicker Naval Reserve Facility, Saint John, New Brunswick. The tree was planted on 28 September 2007 as a memorial to their son, David, who died on Easter Sunday, 2007 in Afghanistan.

Commemorated on Page 224 of the In the Service of Canada Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


New Brunswick, Canada

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Digital Collection

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  • Plaque– This was the laser engraved granite plaque that we designed to mark the unfortunate passing of Pte Greenslade  

It was originally displayed at the Kandahar Cenotaph from the date of his passing - and was repatriated to Canada in 2014.  

Today, it can be seen at the Afghanistan War Memorial located at National Defence Headquarters in Kanata, On.  

Rod A. McLeod, Designer
  • Grave marker– Grave marker of Pte David Robert GREENSLADE at Saint John (Fernhill) Cemetery, Saint John NB, Canada.
(Photo credit: Captain (Ret'd) E.L.L. Gaudet, CD)
  • Photo of David Greenslade– Private David R. Greenslade, of the 2nd Battalion, the Royal Canadian Regiment was killed when his light armoured vehicle struck an improvised explosive device near the border between Helmand and Kandahar provinces. Photo: Canadian Forces Image Gallery

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